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President reduces prison sentences for two Oregonians

President Obama reduced the prison sentences of 61 people Wednesday, including two people from Oregon.

The sentence commutations were announced March 30. They include George Michael Gray of Springfield, whose 1995 life sentence was commuted to expire on July 28; and Christopher Michael Wright of Elmira, whose 216-month sentence was commuted to expire July 28.

Gray was convicted of conspiring to make and sell methamphetamine and possessing a firearm while trafficking in drugs. Wright was sentenced in 2006 for conspiring to make and distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.